A delegation from the South China Agricultural University (SCAU) headed by Prof Xiaoyang Chen, President of SCAU visited the UCD Confucius Institute for Ireland (CII) on June 8th, 2017. UCD CII Director Professor Liming Wang received the delegation.
The delegation watched the CII 10th Anniversary Celebration video while Professor Wang spoke of CII’s 10-year development. He said that the rapid development of Confucius Institutes around the world has been propelled by China’s increasing economic power and its integration with the world; UCD CII has become a key platform for promoting Chinese language and culture in Ireland as well as Sino-Irish friendship.
Colleagues of the UCD College of Engineering & Architecture then gave a presentation on joint educational programmes based on their experience in the Beijing Dublin International College (BDIC), a joint institution established between UCD and Beijing University of Technology (BJUT). The presentation covered its enrollment, programmes and educational structure. The hosts and the guests discussed a series of issues around international joint educational programmes.